Saturday, February 25, 2017

We Are Pleased to Share Some Very Exciting News!

We Are Pleased to Share Some Very Exciting News!

LOOM's very own Erin is a real firecracker! She has always hoped to have "a shop of her own" one day.....and now she will!  Paired with our amazing Natalie, Erin will transform the LOOM Morningside location into her very own Firecracker Fabrics.  LOOM hands Erin the keys on March 1st and Firecracker explodes on March 6, 2017!

Erin Ruscoe settled in Pittsburgh in 2012 after having lived in England for ten years.  Originally from California with a background in Nutritional Therapy, she is a highly creative person.  As a self proclaimed "jack-of-all-creative-trades and master-of-none", she has always loved learning different crafts.  At LOOM, she discovered that she has a special love of fabric and an affinity for dressmaking.  Erin is grateful to have a chance to fulfill her longtime dream of running her own little shop in Pittsburgh.  Erin strongly supports shopping small and ethical sourcing.  Her mission is to be a part of the incredible local maker movement by curating a space that is inclusive, inspiring and welcoming to makers of all ages and abilities.

Natalie Bowman, a former university instructor and marketing specialist, left the daily grind in 2015 to pursue her passions: selling fabric and making adorable dresses in the loudest prints available. Next door neighbor, Cut & Sew Studio, has seen Natalie as both a student (since 2014) and occasional assistant teacher in some of the children's "Introduction to Sewing" classes.  Natalie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience working with Indie sewing patterns and designers, fabric types and properties, apparel-making techniques, and the use of notions that may be unfamiliar to budding sewists.  Natalie enjoys engaging with people in the community and especially loves working with kids - showing them respect and encouragement as they plan the quirky projects of their dreams.

Firecracker Fabrics and LOOM will continue to build their collaboration with Cut & Sew Studio, which will be celebrating its TENTH ANNIVERSARY this year!  Catherine Batcho, talented owner of Cut &Sew Studio, offers private lessons, open studio, plus fun camps and classes for children and adults which are extremely popular!

We are proud to support Firecracker Fabrics, Cut & Sew Studio and all of the Extraordinary Makers in the Pittsburgh Community.

LOOM Gift Certificates purchased prior to March 1, 2017, will be accepted at Firecracker Fabrics.

LOOM Is located at 2124 Penn Avenue in the heart of Pittsburgh's Historic Strip District. Hours are Thursday and Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-2. Other days, by appointment only.  Shop online 24/7 at

Friday, January 13, 2017


Lots of EXCITING NEW TREASURES are on their way to LOOM!

Today we received lots of stunning SILK TAFFETA fabrics -- Stripes -- Plaids -- OH MY!

These silks are ridiculous!  They will be available in the STRIP DISTRICT shop for a limited time (or until John takes them all).

Great for a breathtaking dress, party skirt, or just to keep....

The stripes are striking in vibrant shades.

Visit these delicious silks at LOOM

But wait! There's More! LOTS MORE!    It is soooooo difficult to stay focused!

There are so many wonderful boxes and packages to open!   Each one is filled with exciting new things! It is easy to get carried away looking at each and every item.......

A box of super sparkly antique buttons will have me completely unglued!  I'll post pictures soon with details!

Next up -


The Most incredible JAPANESE SEWING NEEDLES and PINS that you will ever see!  

Antique and Vintage LINENS!  

50 SHADES OF KONA - yes - 50 shades of  luxurious solid quilting weight cotton fabric. 

New SASHIKO Fabrics and accessories!  Our amazing JELLY THIMBLES are back! FLANNEL  Fabrics, Luxurious Cotton / Linen APPAREL Fabrics and super fun prints are all due to arrive any day!   

And our UPS driver just delivered another giant pile of boxes!  

Our website is getting better every is undergoing a makeover so that we can offer more of our treasures online as well!  Visit our online shop to see what is NEW!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Today is the big day!  Our EPIC CHRISTMAS JN JULY SALE Starts at 10 am.

With the opening of our second shop in Morningside, we are adding some very special treasures and collections to our Strip District Flagship Store!

In order to make room, we decided that "Christmas in July" would be the perfect time for a SALE!  In keeping with LOOM Style - we could not have just any old sale --- This is our biggest sale ever!

We are still unpacking boxes from our warehouse, and we simple do. Not have enough room on our main floor to put all of our treasures out at the same time.  This sale will run for a FULL WEEK!

We have HUNDREDS of bolts of  Quilting Fabric on sale - $2 - 5 per yard!

Home Dec Fabrics - Drapery, Upholstery, Outdoor -as low as $5 per yard!

Display pieces and decor from the Amazing Mr. Gurman's legendary displays!

Luxury Samples - "Fill a Bag $5"

Trims, Notions, Buttons. Books and More!

Each evening, we will refill our sales floor with more Amazing Deals!

The sale runs Monday, July 25 through Saturday July 30, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm.
We will be open late on Wednesday, July 27, until 7:00 pm.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

EPIC Christmas in July SALE at LOOM!

have never been bigger! 

Fabric as as low as $2 per yard!

Thousands of yards
of Discontinued,  Overstock, Remnants
and Bolt Ends!

Craft & Sample Assortments!

Display pieces from our warehouse!

Buttons, Jewelry, Ribbons, Trims, Notions, Books. Patterns & More!

This SALE is SO HUGE that we will need a FULL WEEK!

Monday, July 25, at 10 am to Saturday, July 30, at 4 pm

Open Late - Wednesday, July 27 10 am to 7 pm 

For all the details visit our website